Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, Inc. and Philippine Association of Chinese Studies, in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Miriam College, invites you to the International Conference on “The State of Scholarship on the Chinese Studies in the Philippines: Problems, Perspectives, and Possibilities,” to be held at the Miriam College, Philippines on January 10-11, 2020.
Over the years, the field “Chinese in the Philippines” has seen the production of scholarly works ranging from those in literary arts and the humanities, economics, history, anthropology, and education. During the last three years, the country has also experienced an increasing anti-Chinese sentiment due to the growing presence of Chinese workers and businesses in the Philippines from mainland China; the continuing dispute between China and the Philippines over the islands in the West Philippine Sea, and President Rodrigo Duterte’s China pivot policy. Such xenophobia is directed at anyone Chinese, including Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
Topics for this conference include, but are not limited to History and Heritage; Economics and Business; Literature, Media, and the Arts; Religion and Spirituality; Performance Studies; Language, Education, and Translation Studies; Philippines-China Relations; Diasporic, (Trans)National, and Regional Society and Culture; The Sciences and the Environment; and Nationalism and Identity.
Interested participants can register online via the Kaisa official website: www.tsinoyconference.com. Panels and paper abstracts you would be most interested in can be found on the website. Announcements and updates will be posted there from time to time. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Secretariat at 526-6796.